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Google Calls On Developers To Get Behind Android One

Google announced the launch of Android One, this week. It’s a series of more affordable Android devices aimed at getting smartphones in the hands of more people, starting in India. The company is now calling on developers to ensure support from their apps. Android developer advocate Rich Hyndman gives some examples of how to do so: If your app has …

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Amazon Launches New Developer Portal

Since its launch, developers have had to submit apps to the Amazon Appstore through a developer portal that has remained largely unchanged over the years. Change is good, however, and Amazon is approaching its developer portal with a change-centric mindset going into 2014. Amazon revealed this morning that it has completely redesigned its developer portal to make it easier for …

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Here’s Everything Developers Need To Know About Android 4.4

After two months of waiting, Google finally unveiled the features its bringing to its mobile OS with Android 4.4. There’s a lot of good stuff for users and you can read more about that here. There’s even better news though – Google is making developers’ lives much easier with the latest incarnation of Android. On the official Android Developers blog, …

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Learn About The Best Design Tools Available To Android Developers

Design is an incredibly important part of any mobile app. A solid aesthetic and UI could be the only thing standing between your app gaining wider use, and being tossed to the bottom of the download charts. This week’s Android Design in Action might just help your app avoid such a fate: Join Nick Butcher, Adam Koch and Roman Nurik …

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Want To Make Successful Android Games? Watch This Video

There’s money to be made in Android game development, but you have to be smart about it. There’s a lot of things to consider when developing a successful Android game. To help developers just starting out or those who have yet to find success, Google has put together a short video that describes “crucial elements to developing successful games on …

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Learn How To Make Great Widgets For Android

One of the more unique aspects of Android is its support for home screen Widgets. This support was introduced with Android 1.5 and developers have since created a number of unique, and sometimes utterly amazing, home screen widgets for Android devices. Of course, you may just be starting out and wand to build the best widget ever. That’s a lofty …

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Learn How To Design Android Notifications

There’s a time and place for every notification in Android. Consumers won’t be happy if you constantly spam them, but smart notification design is key to enhanced engagement. Learn more about it in this week’s Android Design in Action. This week’s video tackles not only notification design, but the design process behind Google Now: Join Nick Butcher, Adam Koch and …

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You Have Questions And The Android Team Has Answers

The Android Developers Office Hours for the EMEA region recently took place, and the entire session is now up on YouTube. The team covers a number of topics that are relevant to the Android developer, regardless of region, like authentication issues, certain devices not supporting apps, and other problems that plague developers. Check it out:

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Need Help Designing An Android App? Watch This

So, you just downloaded the Android SDK and you’re ready to make your fist app. You have a great idea, but you just don’t know what the design of the app should look like. Google has a few guidelines and recommendations, and is now sharing them with you. The Android developers YouTube channel recently hosted anther episode of Android Design …

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All Android Developers Will Soon Be Able To Reply To Reviews On Google Play

In a rather awesome move for developers, Google allowed Android developers to directly reply to reviews on Google Play back in June. Unfortunately, the ability to do so was restricted to those who had achieved “Top Developer” status on the platform. Now Google is rolling out the ability to everybody. Android Community reports that developer Dave Kover recently discovered that …

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Check Out This Android Developer Hangout For Some Tips, Stay For BugDroid Santa

It’s Christmas time for our friends across the Atlantic, and they’re celebrating in the best way they know how – an Android developers Office Hours. You can check out the hour long talk below for the latest news in Android development. As an aside, where can I get the Santa BugDroid in the back? I know that Google employees get …

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Here’s The Latest Android Developers Office Hours

Google has uploaded an Android Developers Office Hours hangout from this week. If you have an hour to kill, enjoy:

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Google Play Developer Console Now Available To Everyone

Google Play is slowly, but surely, growing into a powerhouse distribution platform for Android apps. By that, I mean more and more developers are bringing their previously iOS-exclusive content to the platform. Some of that success can be attributed to Google Play quickly becoming one of the more developer friendly platforms around. The latest release only serves to make Google …

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Android Developers Can Now Offer Free Trials For Subscriptions On Google Play

Android developers are presented with a number of ways to monetize their content on the Google Play store. One of the more prominent methods is through the use of subscriptions. In essence, a player pays a monthly fee for a set amount of microtransaction content. Now developers can hook potential subscribers with free stuff. Google recently added a new section …

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Google Releases Tablet App Quality Checklist

Now that the Nexus 7 has been deemed a success, Android app developers are taking a new look at porting over their smartphone applications for the tablet market. To help make sure things look right on the Nexus 7’s sexy screen, Google has released a tablet app quality checklist for app developers. Most items on the checklist, unsurprisingly, deal with …

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After A Year Of Success, Amazon Appstore Is Still Going Strong

Can you believe that it’s already been over a year since Amazon introduced their Appstore for Android? In that time, it’s grown into a formidable service that has proven to be even more profitable than Google Play. We recently had a chance to talk with Aaron Rubenson, director of Amazon Appstore for Android, about the evolution of the Appstore and …

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Android Developers Now Have A Say On Google Play

User reviews are one of those necessary evils when it comes to the Internet. There are a lot of good people out there who want to praise the hard work you put into your product, but there’s always that one person who has to make an attack on your product just because they can. Software reviews are especially bad since …

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Android Developer Questions Answered During Office Hours

Android development is one of the fastest growing parts of Google. After coming off of a successful win over Oracle, Android’s only competition is Apple. Developers starting out are going to want advice on how to best take advantage of the platform. Google has hosted a new Android Developer Office Hours to give developers some insight into what’s going on …

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Facebook Launches Native Android App Discovery

Facebook just announced that it is bringing social app discovery channels to native Android apps with the latest version of the Facebook for Android app. “This update will help drive additional growth for Android apps by making it easier for people on Facebook to discover and re-engage with their favorite apps on their phone,” a spokesperson for Facebook tells WebProNews. …

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Google Play Badges Available For Android Developers

Google announced Google Play today, which replaces Android Market, while combining it with Google Music and the Google eBookstore. Google has also released some new badges for developers that they can display to promote their apps. There are two badges, both available in two sizes: large: 60 x 172 and Small: 45 x 129. Here are some guidelines Google provides …

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Android Apps Expand App Size by 4GB

Android applications have typically been limited to 50MB. For most apps this is sufficient. Developers like to make every megabyte count to reduce download time. However, with more and more 3D High-def games hitting the marketplace, Android Apps decided it was time for a change. The maximum app size for local storage has made a huge jump from 50MB to …

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